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17th November 2021

Driving at night can be a daunting experience as your vision of the road is significantly reduced. To help you stay safe, we’ve put together a useful guide full of tips for night time driving.   Driving in the dark Watch out for pedestrians: you are far less likely to see pedestrians in the dark, therefore there is a greater risk of accidents – take extra care when driving in residential areas...

17th November 2021

Road tax, formally known as vehicle excise duty (VED), is calculated depending on the CO2 emissions your vehicle emits, as well as the list price of your car and the year it was registered. However, for cars registered before March 2001, road tax is based on engine size. You will pay your first vehicle excise duty rate when you initially register your car – after this, you then pay vehicle tax ev...

17th November 2021

Knowing the age of your tyres is important, not only for the performance of your car, but also for your own general safety on the roads. Generally, a tyre can be considered ‘new’ up to five years from the date of production and tyres don’t generally have an expiration date. Typically, tyres can last from around 7-10 years, however, you may find that your tyres age prematurely due to environmental...

28th October 2021

An illegal tyre refers to when a tyre does not meet the UK regulations that constitute as ‘safe’ or ‘roadworthy’. This could mean that the tyre is a safety risk, potentially risking harm to yourself and others, and compromising the performance of your vehicle. If you are found driving an illegal tyre, you may receive points on your licence and/or substantial fines – so it’s definitely one to avoid...

22nd October 2021

Electric vehicles do not have the type of engines we traditionally associate with fuel-powered cars. Instead, electric motors are fuelled by rechargeable batteries – thus providing power to the electric car. The engine of an electric car differs greatly from a conventional engine. Whilst petrol or diesel vehicles have engines that require hundreds of moving parts, an electric car has only  one mo...

20th October 2021

It is commonly assumed that wheel alignment and wheel balancing are different terms for the same service - however, there is a significant difference. Whilst both help ensure your tyres are performing at optimum levels, they are very separate services In this informational guide, not only do we highlight the difference between wheel balancing and wheel alignment, we also explore the key indicator...

18th October 2021

Windshield wipers are an essential feature of vehicle safety – they work by removing debris from the windscreen thus allowing for a clear view of the roads. Despite being one of the most used safety features on a car, they are often one of the first to deteriorate. How long do windshield wipers last? Windshield wipers usually last around 6 to 12 months - however they may need replacing even soon...

13th October 2021

We're thrilled to announce we won the Medium Tyre Retailer of the Year award and the overall Tyre Retailer of the Year award at the NTDAs awards this year. We are truly honoured, we have an incredible group of people working for us and we are thankful for the effort each and every one of them puts in to make us what we are today! As featured in Tyre press - click here to read the full article ...

28th September 2021

Environmental impacts of electric cars  As the UK moves towards a greener future in line with its 2050 carbon neutral targets, the electric car market is growing quickly. At the end of May 2021, there were nearly 300,000 pure-electric cars on UK roads, and more than 600,000 plug-in models, including plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). This number will only continue to rise in line with the government’s comm...

28th September 2021

How to check tyre pressure Struggling to remember the last time you checked your tyres were correctly inflated? Or perhaps you’re unsure how to measure your tyre pressure in the first place? You’re not alone. A survey from Highways England found that nearly a third (32%) of road users carry out basic vehicle maintenance, like checking their tyre pressure, at best every few months – or not at all....